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Retirement of IBM Containers Autoscaling Beta Capability

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As of May 23rd IBM Bluemix Container Service now provides a native Kubernetes operations experience while removing the burden of maintaining master nodes. Kubernetes itself is based on the Docker engine for managing software images and instantiating containers. Get the details.

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Bluemix Support News

The Auto-scaling for Containers feature (Beta) will be retired on June 30, 2017. The functionality will be replaced by the Kubernetes support in IBM Bluemix Container Service.

What you need to know

  • End of Marketing: As of April 30, 2017, the scaling capabilities will be removed from the IBM Container Service for new users. Existing customers can create new scaling policies within spaces that already have the capability.
  • End of Support: Existing users will be supported  through June 30, 2017 by the IBM Container Service. Any scaling policies that are still configured and attached across IBM container groups will be deleted.

What you need to do

Prior to the End of Support Date, you must:

  • Delete your scaling policies across your existing Container Groups.
  • Install and configure an IBM Bluemix Container Service Kubernetes cluster.
  • Migrate your scaling policies to leverage Horizontal Pod Autoscaling on the IBM Bluemix Container Service by using the Kubernetes APIs. For help with migration, see the docs.

Why this change?

The IBM Bluemix Container Service, now combines Docker and Kubernetes to deliver powerful tools, an intuitive user experience, and built-in security and isolation. The service leverages cloud services and Watson’s cognitive capabilities to enable rapid delivery of applications. It provides access to all of the DevOps capabilities of Kubernetes including Horizontal POD Autoscaling.

 

As of May 23rd IBM Bluemix Container Service now provides a native Kubernetes operations experience while removing the burden of maintaining master nodes. Kubernetes itself is based on the Docker engine for managing software images and instantiating containers. Get the details.

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